Let’s forget about Friday and hope it was a point gained on the top four, rather than another point lost. I recently worked out prospective results between now and the end of the season and had Wigan being in the Top 4 by the time the Play Off Semi Finals take place – I also had them in there by four points. Let’s make that 3 points now after Friday – that perhaps highlights just how little room Wigan have for error.
The next game against Widnes is yet again, a must win game. Every game has become that for Wigan and saying that June/May time when the Super League trophy is handed out in October isn’t great, but this is Wigan – nothing is straight forward and that’s the way we like it (sometimes).
This Sunday, Wigan play only their second game at the DW since the 5th May and three homes games in their last four regular league games could be vital to our chances of collecting the much needed, eight points. With Wigan extremely likely to miss out on the top four before the Super 8’s split, Wigan have six homes games left this year and we need to make the DW a fortress for that period. With nearly the full salary cap back on the field, it’s time to press ahead and make ground on the top four as any more slip ups in the regular season and we could have a few lame duck months around the back end of the season with nothing to play for.
Fail to win against Widnes and it’s not over but the Fat Lady will be warming her vocal cords and without trying to make anyone nervous, Wigan haven’t beaten Widnes at the DW Stadium since July 2015. A must win game and must attend game for Wigan fans, the team need us now, more than ever.